Author Topic: Becareful of fake sandisk cards on ebay  (Read 1419 times)

Valiant

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Becareful of fake sandisk cards on ebay
« on: May 20, 2008, 11:40:07 pm »

http://martybugs.net/articles/fakesandisk.cgi

Just found out my card is fake :(
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Re: Becareful of fake sandisk cards on ebay
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 11:35:16 am »
This is why I stick to Toshiba.  A less popular brand, so less likely to be faked.  The white Class 6 2GB ones I got cheaply from Hong Kong work fast with my cameras and PC.
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Re: Becareful of fake sandisk cards on ebay
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 11:46:59 am »
Thanks for that. I recently bought an 8GB card off eBay (for my silent server project). Luckily it looks like it's real.
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Valiant

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Re: Becareful of fake sandisk cards on ebay
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008, 11:53:37 am »
Thanks for that. I recently bought an 8GB card off eBay (for my silent server project). Luckily it looks like it's real.

Silent server? Keep me informed sounds interesting and efficient :)
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Re: Becareful of fake sandisk cards on ebay
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008, 01:24:47 pm »
Thanks for that. I recently bought an 8GB card off eBay (for my silent server project). Luckily it looks like it's real.

Silent server? Keep me informed sounds interesting and efficient :)

Will do. It's for our home office so our storage requirements are low. I have an 8GB CF card and an IDE adapter (well, 2 actually - one for later). I'll use an old mobo I have and a very basic graphics card. I'll use one CF card to set it up and establish that it all works, then add another (one for /, the other for /home) and rebuild. Later I will put in a real HDD (for photos etc) but if I get hdparm right it will sit at idle until it's needed.

Got the idea from Linux Format a couple of months back :)
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